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UI VC Race: After Hearing ‘Petitions Against Self’, Olayinka Forwards Resolution To Governing Council


After hearing petitions against his alleged involvement  in the selection process of selection board of the University of Ibadan, outgoing vice-chancellor of UI, Prof. Idowu Olayinka led senate is expected to send the outgoing to the governing council of the institution.

The Senate had on Thursday, held an emergency meeting to address issues of alleged discrepancies and malpractice in the recently held election of two Senate Representatives on the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board for the Appointment of the New Vice-Chancellor.

OYOINSIGHT.COM recalls that two of the candidates who participated in the election, Prof. A. O. Dasylva and Prof. A. A. Fasanmade, petitioned the Governing Council of the institution calling for a cancellation of the election.

A statement signed by the Regisrar and Secretary to the Senate, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi, indicated that the meeting which was held at the instance of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Nde Joshua Waklek Mutka, mni, had 301 members of Senate in attendance.

“The Chairman of Council had directed Senate to examine the petitions of Prof. A.O.Dasylva of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Prof. A. A. Fasanmade of the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, who lost in the election.

“The meeting deliberated extensively on all the issues raised in the two petitions and the responses of those who were alleged in the petitions, namely Prof. Francis Offor, Prof. Abiodun Ayodele, Prof. Deji Omole, Prof. Ayodeji Ogunjuyigbe and Mrs. Morenike Afolabi, with proof of their innocence,” the statement read.

The Registrar added, “It is noteworthy that the meeting was frank, honest and transparent and in an atmosphere of civility.

“The resolutions of the meeting have been forwarded to Council for consideration. Members of the University community are hereby enjoined to be peaceful and law-abiding in anticipation of amicable resolution of the matters by Council.”

However, an impeccable source in the institution told OYOINSIGHT.COM that the senate meeting and its resolution was ’empty ‘ because the resolution will go back to the Governing Council, the body that should have heard the petition in the first instance.“

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